Two high performance induction machine torque control methods were compared. These methods included vector control and direct torque control (DTC). Both methods have been found to achieve a similar level of transient torque performance and offer similar levels of machine performances. DTC is disadvantaged due to the possibility of loss of flux control at lower speeds/loads, higher torque/current ripple, and the uncontrolled current transients. The vector control method has greater parameter sensitivity and the commissioning problems associated with setting up the current control loops.